QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 July 2019 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 July 2019 Relevant articles from pib: GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Surrogacy regulation bill   What to study? For prelims: key features of the bill. For mains: need for regulation, …

Coral Rehab Programme

Topic covered: Conservation related issues. Coral Rehab Programme   What to study? For prelims and mains: coral bleaching- causes, effect and various ways to restore.   Why in News? The National Centre for Coastal Research’s (NCCR) proposal of dropping ‘melted plastic rocks or slabs’ on the seabed for growing coral reefs and address the problem …

Central welfare database of citizens

Topic covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Central welfare database of citizens   What to study? For prelims and mains: Need for database, significance, challenges in the absence of data and measures to improve data …

What is a privilege motion?

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   What is a privilege motion?   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Privilege motion and privilege committee.   Context: Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra has moved a breach of privilege motion …

What are Core Investment Companies (CICs)?

Topic covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. What are Core Investment Companies (CICs)?   What to study? For prelims and mains: CICs- significance, challenges and their regulation.   Context: The Reserve Bank has constituted a working group that will review the regulatory and supervisory framework for …

Minimum Support Prices (MSPs)

Topic covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Minimum Support …

Surrogacy regulation bill

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Surrogacy regulation bill   What to study? For prelims: key features of the bill. For mains: need for regulation, concerns and issues associated with surrogacy.   Context: The Cabinet has approved the introduction of Surrogacy …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHABAHAR PORT AND US SANCTIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHABAHAR PORT AND US SANCTIONS Introduction:             The strategic Chabahar port project, being developed by India in Iran, is a separate exception and will not be impacted by US President Donald Trump’s decision not to renew exemptions that let eight countries including India to buy Iranian oil without facing tough American …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05  July 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution …

7) How ‘professional loyalty’ can bring a positive work culture in an organization? What are the after effects of poor professional loyalty of the civil servants? (250 words)

Topic: Work culture 7) How ‘professional loyalty’ can bring a positive work culture in an organization? What are the after effects of poor professional loyalty of the civil servants? (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the theme of professional loyalty. Key demand of the question: Explain in …

6) Humility is the mother of all virtues, purity, charity and obedience. Comment. Do you consider yourself humble? How can you prepare yourself to become humbler? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration 6) Humility is the mother of all virtues, purity, charity and obedience. Comment. Do you consider yourself humble? How can you prepare yourself to become humbler? Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is to analyse the importance of the virtue of humility and in …

5) Explain the different types of agriculture revolutions that took place post Independence in India. Also explain how these revolutions have helped in bringing food security in India?(250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5) Explain the different types of agriculture revolutions that took place post Independence in India. Also explain how these revolutions have helped in …

4) Though Economic contribution of livestock is today more than that of food grain crops, absence of policy focus has stifled the sector that caters to the poorest. India’s livestock productivity is 20-60 per cent lower than the global average. Discuss the challenges and concerns associated with the growth of this sector and suggest what needs to be done.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 4) Though Economic contribution of livestock is today more than that of food grain crops, absence of policy focus has stifled the sector …

3) Right local community level healthcare intervention is a precondition to achieve ‘Health for All’ in India. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) Right local community level healthcare intervention is a precondition to achieve ‘Health for All’ in India. Elucidate.(250 words) Reference Why this question:  The question is about analyzing the role of local community level healthcare intervention in achieving the …